Sunday, August 14, 2011

Gone Turtling

A few weeks ago I participated in a clean up event in the Philadelphia side of the Mount Moriah Cemetery (learn more about other clean up events here) but didn't have the opportunity on that trip to find any of my beloved brown snakes (Storeria dekayi). Last weekend I made it back to see who I could find.

I found a lot of where there used to be trash piles, evidence of the recent cleanup. All these were spots that might have hosted brown snakes just a few weeks before. Now they are presumably back in the weeds where it is a lot harder to get to them.

I did find one pile of trash that escaped the cleaning fervor of the volunteers and City staff:

...and hidden beneath a pair of browns: